Office of Alumni Relations

Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson ’96 Profile
Director of Alumni Relations
Michael provides strategic guidance of the Office of Alumni Relations and specifically guides the Alumni Adventures travel program, serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Alumni Council of the Alumni Association, works with the 25th Reunion program and oversees the Alumni Relations Office staff.
Christopher Brunelle '89
Christopher Brunelle ’89 Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Chris works with the 40th, 45th, and 50th Reunion program committees and coordinates newsletters for the post-50th classes.  In addition to serving as the staff liaison for Carleton’s ‘C’ Club, he also directs the Carleton Connects program and oversees Alumni Network web site management and content.

Kate Flory
Kate Flory Profile
Assistant Director of Post-50th Alumni Engagement

Kate works with the Classes of 1969 and older; 55th, 60th, 65th Reunions

Amy Gragg
Amy Gragg Profile
Alumni Relations Program Coordinator

Amy provides project coordination and administrative support for Alumni Relations. She serves as office manager at Bird House, Carleton's Alumni Relations welcome center on campus. Amy coordinates event communications for Carleton's clubs program, assists with Reunion registration and other Reunion projects, and coordinates other major alumni events and communications.

Krista Herbstrith
Krista Herbstrith Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
As part of Carleton's Alumni Relations team, Krista works with the 15th, 20th, and 35th Reunion program committees and serves as the staff liaison for the Out After Carleton (OAC) group. She also works with the Carleton Clubs throughout the country including Twin Cities, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Colorado (among others), and oversees the domestic Alumni Adventures program. If you would like to volunteer in your area or have an idea for a regional club event, contact Krista.
Leila Keita
Leila Keita Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Leila works with the 5th, 10th, and 30th Reunion program committees and assists in supporting MCAN (Multicultural Alumni Network). She supports Carleton Clubs program volunteers and helps manage the Coffee with a Carl program. Leila also is responsible for strengthening student-alumni relations ties and works with Carleton's Student and Alumni Programming (SNAP) board. If you have an idea for a regional club event, contact Leila!

Kaara Maki
Kaara Maki Profile
Assistant Director for Reunion and Alumni Programs

Kaara provides overall coordination for Reunion planning, working with staff and volunteers to implement programs, managing vendor relations, coordinating student staff recruitment, supervision and training, and overseeing various Reunion programs including the Camp Carleton and Teen programs. Kaara also assists with the coordination and production of other special events, including the Carleton Alumni Volunteer training weekend, and supports the Alumni Council Awards and Nominations committee.

Abi Malecha
Abi Malecha Profile
Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant
Estelle Bayer
Estelle Bayer ’19 Profile
Assistant Director for Student Philanthropy and Engagement